USB wall chargers recalled due to shock, burn, and fire risk: Health Canada

Mar 24 2020, 6:56 am

Several USB wall chargers are being recalled after Health Canada found that they pose an “unacceptable risk” of electric shock, burn, or fire.

At this time, the following certified and uncertified products, which have been sold across the country, are being recalled:

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This is in addition to the recall for USB wall chargers that began on February 6 — the items listed on that notice are still considered unsafe. There may be further updates to the above table if further products are deemed unsafe.

If you have any of the above products in your home, Health Canada recommends you immediately stop using them and either return them to the retailer they were purchased, or dispose of them according to your local municipality’s electronic waste guidelines.

Further, Health Canada says that you should only use certified electrical products. This means that products conform to the applicable Canadian national safety standard.

Such products can be recognized by a certification mark, including the following:

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Some common Canadian certification marks you may find on your electrical products (CNW Group/Health Canada)

Beyond seeking signs of certification, Health Canada says you can also search for indications that a product may be counterfeit.

Potential signs of counterfeiting, beyond not finding a certification mark, include poor quality (such as prongs appearing loose), unusually inexpensive price, or grammatical errors and unusual fonts on the product, labelling, or packaging.

Recalled iFocus Electronics USB Universal Power Adaptor (CNW Group/Health Canada)

The national health authority says that popular products and brands are more likely to have counterfeit versions, which may be dangerous.

LTE Power Supply/Single Port USB Charger (CNW Group/Health Canada)

If you ever have any product-related health or safety concerns, you can report them to Health Canada here.

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USB Power Adaptor Charger (CNW Group/Health Canada)